​​​​​​​Kuban Park

 

 

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​LOCATION:  3275 W. Sherman St.
ARTIST:  Barbara Grygutis
TYPE:  Park
MATERIALS:  Concrete, Steel, Landscaping
BUDGET:  $1.24 million
DATE:  2010
DISTRICT:  7
ZIP CODE:  85009


This project more than doubled the size of a neighborhood park, enhancing it with artist-designed sidewalks, fences, benches, gates, earth forms and other  park essentials.  The earth forms feature an elevated grassy-berm and large, oval playing area. Key park areas are shaded with such heritage trees as oak, elm, pistache and mulgas.

The project also included a "Build a Park" learning program, a partnership between the Office of Arts and Culture and Kuban Elementary School. The program introduced students to careers in art and design, and the process of designing, building and caring for a community park. The effort evolved into an award-winning community initiative to protect the new park from graffiti and vandalism.

This public art project was commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program with percent-for-art funds from the Phoenix Parks and Water Capital Improvement Programs.